On This Day

What Happened in June 1541

Historical Events

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Jun 18 Irish parliament selects Henry VIII of England as King of Ireland

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 14 Duke Willem van Gulik of Gelre marries Jeanne d'Albret

Famous Deaths

MurderFrancisco Pizarro

Jun 26 Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro